Monday, April 03, 2017

Book Review and Prize Pack Giveaway: "Vampirina at the Beach," by Anne Marie Pace

Thanks Disney for sending this free product for me to review and for supplying a prize pack! All opinions are my own.

Vampirina at the Beach (Vampirina Ballerina Series)
By Ann Marie Pace, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Release: April 4, 2017
Recommended for ages 2-6

When the summer moon is full, a beach trip is an epic way to spend the night.

With her signature poise, Vampirina and her clan gear up for a festive time at the beach. Keeping her ballet lessons in mind, Vampirina demi-pliƩs on a surfboard, leaps for a volleyball, and finishes each competition with style, even if she doesn't always come out on top.

My Thoughts
If you have fond memories of watching The Munsters or The Addams Family, you'll love reading Vampirina at the Beach to your children or grandchildren. Since vampires can't go out in sunlight, her family heads to the beach to the light of a full moon! Fortunately, they are not alone there as other creatures of the night join them, even a lifeguard! But like any kids, Vampirina and her friends love to frolic in the water and even try surfing and snorkeling. When they've tired of the water, they play volleyball and build sand castles on the beach. Kids will love imagining what these cute monsters do at the beach at night while they're asleep in their beds. Fortunately, these charming drawings by LeUyen Pham won't scare kids a bit.

Vampirina Ballerina Series: Additional Titles

Vampirina Ballerina
Oh, to be a ballerina! It’s a challenge for any little girl, but even more so if you happen to be a vampire like Vampirina. First of all, you have to find a class that meets at night. Then you have to figure out how to perfect your form when you can’t see yourself in the mirror. And then there’s wearing pink (not the most flattering of colors if you happen to be undead) and that nagging urge to take a little nip out of the other dancers. And worst of all… STAGE FRIGHT!!!

Vampirina Ballerina Hosts a Sleepover
Before Vampirina can host her very first sleepover, there are a few things she must keep in mind: be polite and offer her guests food (like blood pudding); plan some games like scavenger hunt (but keep the clues simple so no one gets lost); and don’t forget to dance! Vampirina may be a little nervous at first, but by following a few simple rules she will host the Best Sleepover Ever.

Official Site + Social Media
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Hashtag #VampirinaBallerina

About the Author
Anne Marie Pace (www.annemariepace.com) is the author of Vampirina Ballerina and Vampirina Hosts a Sleepover, and has had stories, poems, and articles for kids published in such magazines as Highlights for Children, My Friend, Wee Ones, and On the Line. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband and four teenagers.

GIVEAWAY

Go Batty at the Beach!
One winner receives:
copies of Vampirina Ballerina and Vampirina at the Beach
bat eat kids’ sunglasses
plus a branded beach ball and tumbler!

Open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

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49 comments:

  1. Disney Junior is creating an animated series for young children based on Vampirina Ballerina. So cool! My daughter will love it!

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  2. She taught middle and high school for 5 years

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  3. My granddaughter would also enjoy her book, PIGLOO.

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  4. I liked that the author shares writing resources with her readers.

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  5. I learned that the books that she likes best have J's on their spines!

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  6. I LOVE the Vampirina books!

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  7. She does what sounds like really well organized school presentations.

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  8. she taught middle school and high school for 5 years

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  9. she's always been a reader

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  10. I learned that Anne Marie Pace has also written A TEACHER FOR BEAR. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. I learned that the author taught both middle and high school. That must have been challenging.

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  12. I learned that there are three books in the Vampirina Ballerina series!

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  13. I learned that she also write a book called Pigaloo

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  14. I learned that the author taught middle and high school for about five years.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  15. Kimmy Ripley9:56 AM

    NEVER EVER TALK TO STRANGERS looks like a great book for my daughter.

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  16. I learned she wrote the book Pigloo.

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  17. amy guillaume linderman4:41 PM

    i love that she was always drawn to books with J on the spine!

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  18. I learned she taught middle and high school.

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  19. I wish that vampirnina ballerina series was out when I was a kid

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  20. Pigloo is heading for the North Pole! Good luck Pigloo. :-)

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  21. the author has programs with teachers and librarians also Skypes.

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  22. Learned that the author has always enjoyed reading.

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  23. I also love her book "A teacher for bear"
    Thank You for the chance!

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  24. I learned she was a teacher until she had her own kids

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  25. I learned and saw all the cute books she has written. My daughter would love these

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  26. I liked that she made a Pinterest page with Vampirina party ideas.

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  27. I learned that Anne Marie and I have something in common. We both were teachers.

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  28. I like the Pigloo book

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  29. The author had four children, which gave her plenty of material to write her children's books.

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  30. I learned she wrote a teacher for bear

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  31. Her book, "Never, Ever Talk to Strangers" looks like a great book for little kids to learn about stranger danger. The illustrations are adorable, too!

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  32. I learned the author was a teacher.

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  33. I learned about the Pigloo book, it sounds great.

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  34. DONT TALK TO STRANGERS BOOK would be beneficial for youngsters.

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  35. The author has 2 beagles and two cats

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  36. I would like to have the book, Pigloo, for my grandkids.

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  37. the pigloo books looks cute. i think we would enjoy it.

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  38. I learned that the author taught middle & high school for about 5 years.

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  39. Anne Marie Pace has 2 awesome beagle mixes

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  40. I like that she has written other children's books that also look great.

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  41. She was a teacher for five years.

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  42. I learned she was a teacher for 5 years.

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  43. She was an english teacher.

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  44. I learned that the author used to be a teacher.

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  45. I learned that she does STRANGER SAFETY PROGRAM FOR WEE ONES (PreK-2) which I think is wonderful!

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  46. I learned that she has always been a reader and a writer

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  47. i learned that she was a teacher! So cool!
    caseyeve_003 at yahoo dot com

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  48. Learned To purchase signed copies of my books, please contact The Sycamore Tree at 434-529-8270. They’ll call me when they have your order, I’ll go sign and inscribe them, and they’ll mail them to you. Easy-peasy.

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  49. I learned she also wrote Pigloo.

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